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Poster: tsratnam Date: Aug 31, 2012 11:19pm
Forum: forums Subject: Problem with epub downloads of sanskrit books

I downloaded some sanskrit books in epub format. The first few pages show up properly. But the following pages turn up as gibberish. For downloading, I right click the link and open it in a new tab. I open the download in Adobe digital editions.
The same books in pdf are much larger in size but after download, all the pages get displayed properly.
What am I doing wrong?
One example is sb_canto12.epub

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Poster: aibek Date: Sep 4, 2012 8:49pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Problem with epub downloads of sanskrit books

The ‘plain text’ and ‘Epub’ files are prepared by running an Optical Character Recognition software on the scanned images. As far as I know, the Internet Archive runs the English version for all the books it has. (i.e., it assumes all the books are in English.) Thus, only English books would have decent epub files.

The process of running OCR for the language of your choice is trivial. I am sure that eventually the Internet Archive would have proper character recognition for Sanskrit and Hindi. Check your Epub files ten years hence!